From Amazon To Affordable Housing: This Week's Top Stories

May 17, 2019

Cincinnati City Council considers an ordinance that would mean someone within the city possessing 100 grams or less of marijuana could be cited for a misdemeanor, but would face no fines, no jail time and no court costs.

Amazon CEO and Founder Jeff Bezos makes a surprise appearance at the ground-breaking for the company's $1.5 billion air services hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport that is expected to bring 2,000 jobs to area.

The City of Oxford recognizes lynchings that took place there more than a century ago. An estimated 4,400 known African Americans were lynched during a reign of terror through the 18th and 19th centuries.

Local schools see a dramatic increase in the number of Latino students as more people emigrate to the U.S. from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

Ohio and Cincinnati will allocate $3 million in new housing tax credits for Over-the-Rhine in an effort to increase affordable housing in the neighborhood.

And a project started in 2015 to improve high-speed internet access across the Commonwealth of Kentucky is years behind schedule and more than $100 million over budget.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss this week's top stories are Cincinnati Business Courier staff reporter and columnist Chris Wetterich (@ChrisCinciBiz); Louisville Courier Journal investigative reporter Alfred Miller (@alfredfmiller); Cincinnati Enquirer Race and Communities reporter Mark Curnutte (@MarkCurnutte); and WVXU City Hall reporter Jay Hanselman (@JayHanselman).

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